The beautiful roads near North Plains were a cakewalk compared to what was to come.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Riding “road” bikes on gravel and dirt roads is experiencing a major boom in popularity here in Oregon. On Sunday, I joined a dozen other intrepid riders for the “Women’s Bullshit 100” ride to found out why. … Read more
I knew there were vast swaths of unexplored land between the Cascade Range and the Alvord Desert, but what I didn’t realize was just how gorgeous and varied this rugged country was.
Still from new Travel Oregon video. Travel Oregon has just released the first in a series of new videos in their ongoing effort to promote Oregon’s burgeoning network of officially designated State Scenic Bikeways. Last week we shared a bikeways marketing push that made its way onto a jumbotron in New York City’s Times Square. … Read more
It was nice to finally meet Otto Miller.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) On Saturday I finally explored Otto Miller Road. I say finally, because I’ve heard about it for years; but I just haven’t gotten out to do it. Now that I’m finally riding a bit more and have some legs under me, I figured it … Read more
People from different ethnic, economic, and social backgrounds will come together for the Equity Bike Ride.(Photo © J. Maus) Equity is a very big topic in transportation circles right now. From a debate over how to allocate space on the newly carfree SW Ankeny Blvd in downtown Portland, to larger discussions about where our region … Read more
We’ve got a great lineup of events this weekend, and the weather promises to be at least partly cooperative. Friday, September 18 Friday is Park(ing) Day On Park(ing) Day, on-street car parking spots are temporarily turned into parks of all sorts. Metro is celebrating the occasion all over the region to promote its Intertwine trail … Read more
The Portland Wheelmen’s annual Pioneer Century ride is coming up soon, Saturday, June 6th, to kick off the summer road riding season. This is one of the most popular road rides of the year — last year’s Pioneer Century drew over 1,200 participants. The Pioneer Century is a very flexible ride. The usual route is … Read more